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Executive Guide to the Protection of Information Resources



Cheryl Helsing, Marianne M. Swanson, Mary A. Todd


This guide is designed to help the policy maker address a host of questions regarding the protection and safety of computer systems and data processed within your agency. It introduces information systems security concerns, outlines the management issues that must be addressed by agency policies and programs, and describes essential components of an effective implementation process.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-169
Report Number


computer security, information resources management, risk management


Helsing, C. , Swanson, M. and Todd, M. (1989), Executive Guide to the Protection of Information Resources, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created September 30, 1989, Updated October 12, 2021